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Post-Haste Reed Duo to perform free recital

Post-Haste Reed Duo to perform free recital


Sean Fredenburg and Javier Rodriguez
The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present a free guest artist recital featuring the Post-Haste Reed Duo of Sean Fredenburg, saxophone, and Javier Rodriguez, bassoon, with Mitchell Giambalvo on piano, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Squires Recital Hall.  

The Post-Haste Reed Duo takes its name from the concentrated rehearsal time allotted per performance based on their bi-costal roots in Oregon and Florida. Coming together in 2009, Fredenburg and Rodriguez have quickly begun to expand the reed duo genre by Post-Hcollaborating with up and coming composers such as Simon Hutchinson and Joshua Keeling and specializing in electronic media.

The program will include: "TATATATA" by Jacob Ter Veldhuis; "Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV 1003" by Johann Sebastian Bach with Fredenburg on alto saxophone; "Louder than Words" by Don Freund, with Giambalvo on piano; "bioMechanics, Saxophone, Bassoon and Electronics" by Simon Hutchinson; Yeni Makam 1 by Edward J. Hines, with Rodriguez on bassoon; and "Trio pour piano, hautbois et bassoon" by Francis Poulenc, with Giambalvo on piano.

Fredenburg is dedicated to promoting new music for the saxophone, interacting and collaborating with composers searching for a new voice in todayʼs musical current. He has both commissioned and premiered many new works from all genres and styles of music, from solo saxophone to meta-opera by many bright young composers.

He has a Bachelor of Music degree from Louisiana State University and a Master of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is currently pursuing a doctorate from the University of Oregon.

Originally from Puerto Rico and raised in Gainesville, Fla., Rodriguez has performed with the Acadiana, Austin, Baton Rouge, Central Florida, Kentucky, Lake Charles, Tallahassee and Monterrey (Mexico) symphonies, the Louisiana Sinfonietta and the Natchez Opera Festival Orchestra.

He is presently the principal bassoonist of the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra of Washington, D.C. An avid chamber musician, he is a founding member of the Florida-based wind group, 25 Hours. Rodriguez has premiered and/or commissioned several works with his groups and as a soloist. He holds both bachelor's and master's degrees from LSU and has also studied at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is pursuing a doctorate at Florida State University.

For more information, call performing arts department at 475-5028. Persons requesting accommodations in accordance with the ADA should contact the Office of the ADA Coordinator at least 72 hours before the event. Additional information is available from: the Office of the ADA Coordinator, Smith Hall, Room 127; Voice: (337) 475-5428; Fax: (337) 475-5960; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; or adacoordinator@mcneese.edu.